Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS
Between 5 August 2019 and 5 August 2020, the Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS ran an individual compensation scheme, commissioned by Dutch Railways (NS), for all surviving members of the Jewish, Roma and Sinti communities who were transported by NS during World War II to camps inside and outside the Netherlands by order of the occupying forces, with the aim of annihilating the population group to which they belonged. This website provides further information about the preparation and implementation of this scheme.
- 1 Establishment
- 2 Foundation
- 3 Advisory process
- 4 Decision
- 5 Procedure
Agreement on the Establishment of the Committee
During the Second World War, the Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS as it is commonly referred to), operated trains on behalf of the occupying forces. This is a dark chapter in the history of NS. Towards the end of November 2018, Holocaust survivor Salo Muller and NS CEO Roger van Boxtel jointly decided to set up a committee to examine how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and next of kin of those who were transported by NS to be taken to concentration or extermination camps.
Establishment of the foundation
The Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS was appointed in January 2019. The Committee is independent and focuses on how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and their next of kin. It is also responsible for the actual implementation of the scheme.
The Committee presented its advice to NS on 26 June 2019.Advice
NS has adopted the Committee's recommendation. The Payment Scheme will explain when you are entitled to individual compensation, the amount of that compensation and what the course of the procedure is.
You can submit an application from 5 August 2019 until 5 August 2020. All the information needed to do so will be available under Application.